P. Barry Butler

Executive Vice President and Provost The University of Iowa

(319) 335-3565
111 Jessup Hall
Joined the College of Engineering: 
1984
Education: 
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
M.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1981.
B.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979.
Special Fields of Knowledge: 
Thermophysics of condensed-phase energetic materials; multiphase reactive flow; shock physics; thermodynamics of reactive processes.
Present Research Interests: 
Ignition phenomena in energetic materials; real-gas thermochemical processes; reaction in supercritical water medium; detonation of gas and condensed-phase media.
Selected Publications: 
  • Alkam, M.K., and Butler, P.B., Analysis of a Pulsed Detonation Thermal Spray Device, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 159, 2000, pp. 17-37.
  • Rahman, S., Smith, T.F., and P.B. Butler, Overview and Expansion of Program for Enhanced Design Experience in 1998-88, 2000 ASEE Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2000, St. Louis, MO.
  • Ramadan, K., and P. B. Butler, A Two-Dimensional Axisymmetric Flow Model for the Analysis of Pulsed Detonation Thermal Spraying, Combustion Science and Technology, Vol. 175, No. 9, 2003, pp. 1649-1677.
  • Ramadan, K., and P. B. Butler, Analysis of Particle Dynamics and Heat Transfer in Detonation Thermal Spraying Systems, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2004, pp. 248-257.
  • Ramadan, K., and P. B. Butler, Analysis of Gas Flow Evolution and Shock Wave Decay in Detonation Thermal Spraying Systems, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 13, No.2, 2004, pp. 239-247.
  • Cannon, J., Alkam, M. and P. B. Butler, Efficiency of Pulsed Detonation Thermal Spraying, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 17, No.4, 2008, pp. 456-464.
Active Scientific and Professional Society Memberships: 
Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics; Member, The Combustion Institute; American Society for Engineering Education; Society of Automotive Engineers; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; American Wind Energy Association.
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